(December 2007)

Dark Horse, 2007 Series
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Volume
1
Price
17.95 USD
Pages
548
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Brand
Dark Horse Books [facing left]
ISBN
978-1-59307-838-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781593078386 51795
Editing
Matt Dryer; Ryan Jorgensen
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painted)
Inks
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painted)
Colors
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

[Title page, indicia, credits etc.] (Table of Contents: 1)

Conan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Indexer Notes

There are various small spot illustrations throughout most of the pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema (painted)
Inks
John Buscema (painted)
Colors
John Buscema (originally in colors)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

The Frost Giant's Daughter (Table of Contents: 3)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (Original prose story); Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Hymdul; Horsa; Niord; Gorm; Atali; Frost Giants
Synopsis
Conan chases Atali across the snow, slays her two frost giant brothers, and catches her. Her father, Ymir then takes her from Conan.
Reprints
Keywords
Snowy battlefield

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Robert E. Howard's short story.

[Savage Tales #2] (Table of Contents: 4)

Conan / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema (painted)
Inks
John Buscema (painted)
Colors
John Buscema (originally in colors)
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pablo Marcos
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints
  • from ?

Red Nails (Table of Contents: 6)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Valeria (introduction); Conan; Chicmec; Techotl
Synopsis
Conan and Valeria enter a mysterious walled city. After they become separated, Valeria discovers that the city is indeed inhabited.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Robert E. Howard's story.

[Savage Tales #3] (Table of Contents: 7)

Conan the Barbarian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pablo Marcos; John Romita
Inks
Pablo Marcos; John Romita
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

The Lurker from the Catacombs (Table of Contents: 8)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Valeria (guest star); Conan; Techotl; Prince Olmec; Princess Tascela; Tolkemec (flashback); Tecuhltli (flashback); Xotalanc (flashback); Tolkemec (flashback); Yasala; Yanath; Topal
Synopsis
Conan and Valeria are hired by Prince Olmec to defend his side of the strange walled city.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of the adaptation of Robert E. Howard's story "Red Nails".

He Comes from the Dark (Table of Contents: 9)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Valeria (guest star); Conan; Techotl; Prince Olmec; Princess Tascela; Tolkemec
Synopsis
Princess Tascela plans to sacrifice Valeria and use her blood to retain Tascela's youth.
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Indexer Notes

Part 3 of the adaptation from Robert E. Howard's story "Red Nails".

[Savage Tales #4] (Table of Contents: 10)

Conan the Barbarian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Night of the Dark God (Table of Contents: 11)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
Gil Kane; Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams [as Diverse Hands]; Pablo Marcos [as Diverse Hands]; Frank McLaughlin [as Diverse Hands]; Vince Colletta [as Diverse Hands]
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Neal Adams [as Diverse Hands]; Pablo Marcos [as Diverse Hands]; Frank McLaughlin [as Diverse Hands]; Vince Colletta [as Diverse Hands]
Synopsis
Conan travels home to Cimmeria only to discover that his childhood sweetheart, Mala, has been abducted by a band of Vanir raiders. He pursues them by boat and comes across a ship with dead Vanir and Picts next to a dark idol. Conan takes the idol and heads for the Isle of Swords, where Thorfel the Fair is about to marry Mala. Bur rather than giving herself to Thorfel, Mala kills herself. Conan kills Thorfel and receives unexpected help from a band of Picts who have come to the island looking for their dark idol.
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from Robert E. Howard's story "The Dark God" (a non-Conan story).

Diverse Hands identification by Roy Thomas in the letters page of Savage Sword of Conan #2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Conan the Barbarian / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

The Dweller in the Dark (Table of Contents: 13)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Yulek; Queen Fatima; Yaila
Synopsis
Conan becomes Captain of the royal guard in the small city-state of Zahmahn as well as the lover of Queen Fatima. When the Queen catches Conan with the servant girl Yaila in a delicate situation, she leaves them in the dungeon to be devoured by the Dweller in the Dark. They manage to escape, however, and Conan throws the Queen to the monster. According to tradition, Zahmahn can only be ruled by a female sovereign, so Conan nominates Yaila as the new queen.
Reprints
Keywords
Corinthia; Zahmahn

Indexer Notes

Barry Smith confirmed as inker in letters page of Conan the Barbarian #16.

[Savage Tales #5] (Table of Contents: 14)

Conan the Barbarian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Ka-Zar; Zabu
Reprints

The Secret of Skull River! (Table of Contents: 15)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
John Jakes (Plot); Roy Thomas
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Hanuman (giant); Naia; Thuribald; Sophos; Anaximander; Grandall
Synopsis
Conan is hired by a village to stop the sorcerer that has poisoned their water supply.
Reprints

[Savage Sword of Conan #1] (Table of Contents: 16)

Conan the Barbarian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painted)
Inks
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Red Sonja
Reprints

Curse of the Undead-Man (Table of Contents: 17)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Berthilda; Conan; Costranno; Red Sonja; Rikko
Synopsis
Conan and Red Sonja put an end to the undead sorcerer Costranno.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from "Mistress of Death" by Robert Howard.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Conan the Barbarian / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Esteban Maroto
Inks
Esteban Maroto
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Indexer Notes

This pinup has been confirmed as existing in some copies of the first printing and not other copies of the first printing. In some copies this occurs on un-numbered page 159, other copies have the cover to Savage Sword of Conan #2 on page 159 and this pinup on page 390 in place of the Jeff Jones pinup.

[Savage Sword of Conan #2] (Table of Contents: 19)

Conan the Barbarian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Black Colossus (Table of Contents: 20)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 36 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Shevatas the Thief; Princess Yasmela; Natohk the Veiled One [Thugra Khotan]; Vateeza; General Malthom; Count Thespides; Taurus; Fahim; Katuman
Synopsis
Princess Yasmela places Conan in charge of her army and they ride south to meet the army of Natohk. Conan and his army defeat Natohk but when Natohk takes the princess Conan is forced to follow Natohk's demonic chariot and destroy the sorcerer.
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from the Robert E. Howard story.

[Savage Sword of Conan #3] (Table of Contents: 21)

Conan the Barbarian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Kaluta
Inks
Mike Kaluta
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

At the Mountain of the Moon-God (Table of Contents: 22)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Tevalos; Princess Yasmela; General Malthom; Vateesa; Prince Katuman; King Strabonus; Sergius of Khrosha; Commander Quzak; Captain Geballus; King Khossus
Synopsis
Conan goes to rescue King Khossus who has been captured by Ophir.
Reprints

Demons of the Summit (Table of Contents: 23)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Tony DeZuniga
Inks
Tony DeZuniga
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Jamal; Shanya; Shangara
Synopsis
While taking a shortcut thru mountains, Conan and his companions are attacked by Shangara and his race of mountain people.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the Bjorn Nyberg short story.

[Savage Sword of Conan #4] (Table of Contents: 24)

Conan the Barbarian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painted)
Inks
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Iron Shadows in the Moon (Table of Contents: 25)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 45 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Shah Amurath; Olivia; Conan; Ben-Ali; Amalrus; Sergius of Khrosha; Ivanos; Aratus
Synopsis
After killing Shah Amurath and escaping his army, Conan and his companion travel out onto the Vilayet Sea and to an island to escape. Here they find something lurking in the jungle and mysterious ruins occupied by weird iron statues.
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from the story by Robert E. Howard.

[Savage Sword of Conan #5] (Table of Contents: 26)

Conan the Barbarian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painted)
Inks
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

A Witch Shall Be Born (Table of Contents: 27)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 54 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Tony DeZuniga [as The Tribe]; ? [as The Tribe]
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Taramis; Salome; Constantius; Marcios; Ivga; Olgerd Vladislav; Djebal; Astreas; Khumbanigash; Farra; Attalus; Zang; Zinn; Valerius
Synopsis
Taramis is imprisoned by her evil twin, Salome. Conan, still loyal to Taramis, is nailed to a cross in the desert, from which he escapes and returns to destroy Salome and Constantius.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the story by Robert E. Howard.

[Savage Sword of Conan #6] (Table of Contents: 28)

Conan the Barbarian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Niño
Inks
Frank Magsino
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

The Sleeper Beneath the Sands (Table of Contents: 29)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Sonny Trinidad
Inks
Sonny Trinidad
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Olgerd Vladislav; Dhira Mullah; Ahmed Mullah; Djebal
Synopsis
Olgerd Vladislav captures Conan but in doing so has also awakened the Sleeper Beneath the Sands.
Reprints

People of the Dark (Table of Contents: 30)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
Alex Niño
Inks
Alex Niño
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Richard Brent; Eleanor Rand; Jim O'Brien; Tamera; Gaeric
Synopsis
Jim O'Brien, in the present, plots to kill Richard Brent to win the hand of Eleanor, but a fall in a long-forgotten cavern transports him into the past in the body of Conan where he battles the denizens of the cavern.
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from the story by Robert E. Howard.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Conan the Barbarian / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jeff Jones
Inks
Jeff Jones
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Indexer Notes

Some copies of this edition have the Estabon Maroto pinup from sequence 18 in this location instead of the Jeff Jones pinup.

[Savage Sword of Conan #7] (Table of Contents: 32)

Conan the Barbarian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Boris Vallejo (painted)
Inks
Boris Vallejo (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

The Citadel at the Center of Time (Table of Contents: 33)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 44 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Amul; Shallim; Alhambra; Whazir; Omar; Shamash-Shum-Ukin; Nishi; Ashurbanipal (flashback); Ali; Dhassid
Synopsis
Conan travels to the city of Akbitana to discover the secret of the mysterious Citadel that has appeared there.
Reprints

[Savage Sword of Conan #8] (Table of Contents: 34)

Conan the Barbarian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Brunner
Inks
Frank Brunner
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

The Forever Phial (Table of Contents: 35)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Tim Conrad
Inks
Tim Conrad
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Ranephi; Hannibal
Synopsis
Ranephi was given the gift of immortality by the elder gods, yet cursed to die by the hands of a barbarian. Wanting to die, Ranephi lures Conan into his castle to kill him.
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Corsairs Against Stygia (Table of Contents: 36)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Yong Montano
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Demetrio; Ajonga; Yasunga; Laranga
Synopsis
Conan awakens on a ship onto which he has been shanghaied. He quickly leads the galley slaves into a rebellion and takes control of the ship and heads south, chasing a Stygian galley.
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from Robert E. Howard's story "The Hour of the Dragon".

Death Song of Conan the Cimmerian (Table of Contents: 37)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Jess Jodloman
Inks
Jess Jodloman
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Synopsis
A poem that covers the life of Conan.
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from a story by Lin Carter.

[Savage Sword of Conan #9] (Table of Contents: 38)

Conan the Barbarian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painted)
Inks
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

The Curse of the Cat-Goddess (Table of Contents: 39)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Pablo Marcos
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Fazal; Amin
Synopsis
Conan returns to his desert Zuagirs to find they have raided a religious caravan. A cat-like idol brain-washes first Conan and then Fazal into doing its bidding until Conan regains his senses and disposes of it.
Reprints

[Savage Sword of Conan #10] (Table of Contents: 40)

Conan the Barbarian / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painted)
Inks
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Conan the Conqueror (Table of Contents: 41)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 58 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
? [as The Tribe]
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Princess Akivasha; Thutothmes; Ptah-Mekri; Amalric; Tarascus; Valerius; Orastes; Xaltotun of Acheron; Tiberias; Pallantides; Hadrathus; Trocero; Zenobia (cameo)
Synopsis
Conan retrieves the Heart of Ahriman form Stygia and returns to Aquilonia to regain his throne.
Reprints

[In the mid-1970s...] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

Conan the Barbarian / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  2. 1. [Title page, indicia, credits etc.]
    Conan
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  4. 3. The Frost Giant's Daughter
    Conan the Barbarian
  5. 4. [Savage Tales #2]
    Conan
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  7. 6. Red Nails
    Conan the Barbarian
  8. 7. [Savage Tales #3]
    Conan the Barbarian
  9. 8. The Lurker from the Catacombs
    Conan the Barbarian
  10. 9. He Comes from the Dark
    Conan the Barbarian
  11. 10. [Savage Tales #4]
    Conan the Barbarian
  12. 11. Night of the Dark God
    Conan the Barbarian
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Conan the Barbarian
  14. 13. The Dweller in the Dark
    Conan the Barbarian
  15. 14. [Savage Tales #5]
    Conan the Barbarian
  16. 15. The Secret of Skull River!
    Conan the Barbarian
  17. 16. [Savage Sword of Conan #1]
    Conan the Barbarian
  18. 17. Curse of the Undead-Man
    Conan the Barbarian
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Conan the Barbarian
  20. 19. [Savage Sword of Conan #2]
    Conan the Barbarian
  21. 20. Black Colossus
    Conan the Barbarian
  22. 21. [Savage Sword of Conan #3]
    Conan the Barbarian
  23. 22. At the Mountain of the Moon-God
    Conan the Barbarian
  24. 23. Demons of the Summit
    Conan the Barbarian
  25. 24. [Savage Sword of Conan #4]
    Conan the Barbarian
  26. 25. Iron Shadows in the Moon
    Conan the Barbarian
  27. 26. [Savage Sword of Conan #5]
    Conan the Barbarian
  28. 27. A Witch Shall Be Born
    Conan the Barbarian
  29. 28. [Savage Sword of Conan #6]
    Conan the Barbarian
  30. 29. The Sleeper Beneath the Sands
    Conan the Barbarian
  31. 30. People of the Dark
    Conan the Barbarian
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Conan the Barbarian
  33. 32. [Savage Sword of Conan #7]
    Conan the Barbarian
  34. 33. The Citadel at the Center of Time
    Conan the Barbarian
  35. 34. [Savage Sword of Conan #8]
    Conan the Barbarian
  36. 35. The Forever Phial
    Conan the Barbarian
  37. 36. Corsairs Against Stygia
    Conan the Barbarian
  38. 37. Death Song of Conan the Cimmerian
    Conan the Barbarian
  39. 38. [Savage Sword of Conan #9]
    Conan the Barbarian
  40. 39. The Curse of the Cat-Goddess
    Conan the Barbarian
  41. 40. [Savage Sword of Conan #10]
    Conan the Barbarian
  42. 41. Conan the Conqueror
    Conan the Barbarian
  43. 42. [In the mid-1970s...]
    Conan the Barbarian
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